Our Local Impact
Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives, making the biggest impact against this disease.
Susan G. Komen Kentucky’s fundraising supports breast cancer research and clinical trials, direct patient funding for underserved people throughout their service area and patient advocacy to help ensure people receive the best possible care for their cancer.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
KOMEN KENTUCKY’S FUNDRAISING SUPPORTS:
Breast Cancer Research and Clinical Trials to discover breakthroughs for incurable cancers, develop novel treatment strategies for existing breast cancer and metastatic diseases, find new approaches for earlier detection and detection of recurrence, develop new strategies to prevent breast cancer and arrest the spread of metastatic disease throughout the body, by leveraging technology and outcome data to accelerate the progress of discoveries to find cures and save lives.
Direct Patient Funding for underserved people living in our service area who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer or had a recurrence of the disease. Our fundraising dollars help patients with their essential living expenses, so they don’t have to decide between paying their rent or paying for their cancer treatments. This program focuses on breaking down barriers to essential care so a patient’s financial status will not impact their cancer outcome.
Patient Advocacy to educate policymakers about the importance of funding breast cancer research, to fund clinical trials & declare them essential for life threatening conditions, to expand the paid medical leave programs, to abolish step therapy and generic replacements without the physician’s consent, to ensure patient’s uninterrupted care when there is a change in their insurance provider, to end surprise medical billing and ease the economic burden of deductibles and co-pays for low income patients.